Thom and Brad take the show to our nation’s capital for a conversation with Justin Draeger, President and CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. In this episode, we discuss policy positions on a variety of topics including the Pell Grant, whether there’s a student loan crisis, free college, and the similarities between The Weightlist and Good Morning America.
Brad’s beer: Guinness Draught, Guinness Brewery, Dublin, Ireland
Thom’s beer: Vienna Lager, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, Roseland, VA
Why Free College Tuition Is Spreading From Cities to States: https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/01/05/why-free-college-tuition-is-spreading-from-cities-to-states
Decoding the Cost of College: The Case for Transparent Financial Aid Award Letters
Hoxby, C. & Turner, S. The Right Way to Capture College “Opportunity”.
The FRED Blog
Are household debt and student debt exploding?
A crisis in student loans? How changes in the characteristics of borrowers and in the institutions, they attended contributed to rising loan defaults.
Weightlist Podcast (yup, we cited ourselves!)
Episode 16 – Reshaping Educational Accountability with Aimee Rogstad Guidera